Items that are inappropriate to sell or give away

I belong to a group on Facebook that is mostly expats living in Chile, where people post datos, useful information, things they are selling, things they are looking for, etc.

I sold most of the stuff from my apartment by posting on the group. It’s pretty great.

Because I was selling stuff, I was pretty attentive to other people who were selling things. I liked to look at their items and compare prices. However, there were some things that were for sale that in my opinion, are just not okay to sell. I started talking with Eileen about this, and we started brainstorming a list of things that we wouldn’t feel comfortable selling or giving away. During the packing process, I’ve thought of a few more.

So, here is my list of Things I Would Be Too Embarrassed or Grossed Out to Sell or Give Away.

  • Underwear
  • Bras, especially Sports Bras
  • Pumice stone
  • Other various tools used for pedicures
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet plunger
  • Shower curtain
  • Socks
  • Mouth guard
  • Bath mat
  • Tweezers
  • Headphones (the small ones that go in your ear)
  • Litter box
  • Used Lip Balm
  • Orthodics

What about you? Can you think of anything else that would be a no-no for selling before a move?

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9 thoughts on “Items that are inappropriate to sell or give away

  1. Not for the same reasons as you listed and not on the same type of sale, but if by any chance you end up in Riga, Latvia, go to the old open market. I was once offered a used Ak47 (probably not working and I did not want to try it) and several old russian grenades. They had a large collection of such “souvenirs”….

  2. Hey, would you mind sharing the ex-pat site you all use? Our family is arriving in December, and I’m sure it would be useful information. Thanks much!!!

  3. I could feel my grimace get bigger and bigger as I went down the list. By the time I got to mouthguard, I let out an actual “Ewww!” Haha. Yeah, I don’t think I’d want to buy any of those things second hand and I wouldn’t even *think* about selling my own.

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